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The Metropolitan Cafe

52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
586-991-6104
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Ranked #77 of 128 restaurants in Shelby Township
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef fueled fusion cuisine
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English first
Shelby Township, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As you can see from my previous post this used to be one of our favorite Shelby Township spots to eat. We were there about a month ago and noticed downhill turn to food and service. All the regular servers were gone. Jennifer, the owner, said they were working on new menu. Went back recently to give it another chance.... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our first dining experience over 3 years ago was outstanding. Fresh, flavourful, unique, great dining space, service. Everything. We liked that the chef came up with "fresh" dishes each day based on what she could get at the market that morning. What a unique concept! We loved it. Fast forward to this past spring. My friend and I purchased groupons... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Even with a Groupon the experience was POOR! First no crayons for the kids (hint: CVS across the street!). We ordered 4 Filets and they only had 1 left (we were there at 6pm on a Wednesday! Did someone forget to order food for the week?) I watched the manager/owner sit at the bar the entire dinner without helping the... More

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Utica, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had high hopes when I saw the menu at the Met Cafe in Shelby. The descriptions were delicious; unfortunately, the meal was not. I was really disappointed with my experience. I felt the meal failed to live up to the wonderful descriptions the menu described. The beef Tips and Zip were like chewing leather. The bigger plates were costly... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was our second visit and quite a disappointment. Our first visit was in November of 2013 and was great. See my earlier review entitled "Hesitant by Previous Reviews". Whereas this visit was awefull. The pleasant greeting by a friendly hostess was gone. The service was slow and the food was less than palitable. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have frequented this establishment since it opened. We were thrilled that ownership demonstrated "courage" by taking the next step up from a traditional neighborhood spot: decor and menu offerings. The occasional special events (wine tastings) are a treat. It had to close for a few months, due to landlord issues, but reopened. Unfortunately, the top notch waitstaff were forced... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Convenient location in the heart of Shelby Township, away from the hubbub of M-59. Nice for spot for a couple private dinner or for a few people.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We go to Metro Cafe fairly often as it is close to home, has a nice atmosphere and we can always get a table. The food has always been quite good though other than a couple of hamburger choices there are no sandwiches, fries, etc. You have "small plate" appetizers or full dinners only. Anyone with kids might have a... More

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our visit tonight was our 3rd. The first time we thought it was very good but overpriced. We had a coupon the second visit and had a very good meal. Tonight we used a Groupon and we won't be back. The tomato bisque was good but lukewarm, the bread was stale My companion had the lamb chops and felt they... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Although my wife and I were hesitant by the previous reviews, we decided to give the Metropolitan Cafe a try. The parking is behind the restaurant and you can enter through a back door or walk around to the front of the building. We entered through the back door and this seems like an awkward place to have the door... More

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